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Filippo Brunelleschi 1377-1446 “The Dome Guy” 1377-1446 “The Dome Guy”

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1 Filippo Brunelleschi “The Dome Guy” “The Dome Guy”

2 Failure Started as a goldsmith/sculptor. Lost in a competition (to build a set of doors for the Florence Baptistery) to Ghiberti and switched to architecture. Started as a goldsmith/sculptor. Lost in a competition (to build a set of doors for the Florence Baptistery) to Ghiberti and switched to architecture.

3 Rome with Donatello Traveled together Donatello studied the statues. Brunelleschi drew sketches of the buildings/sculptures. Called themselves “the heirs or Rome” Other artists called them “treasure seekers” Traveled together Donatello studied the statues. Brunelleschi drew sketches of the buildings/sculptures. Called themselves “the heirs or Rome” Other artists called them “treasure seekers”

4 Linear Perspectives Around 1420 painted two panels to demonstrate his theory of linear perspectives His theory: all parallel lines in the foreground of painting should converge at a single vanishing point on the horizon. Pointed out that close-up figures should appear larger than distant ones. Around 1420 painted two panels to demonstrate his theory of linear perspectives His theory: all parallel lines in the foreground of painting should converge at a single vanishing point on the horizon. Pointed out that close-up figures should appear larger than distant ones.

5 “Brunelleschi’s Dome” Competition to design a dome for the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Designed double dome. 16 years to build. Competition to design a dome for the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Designed double dome. 16 years to build.

6 After the dome… After designing dome, worked on more buildings The Florentine churches of Santa Maria degli Angel, San Lorenzo, Santo Spirito, and Pazzi Chapel in Santa Croce. After designing dome, worked on more buildings The Florentine churches of Santa Maria degli Angel, San Lorenzo, Santo Spirito, and Pazzi Chapel in Santa Croce. Churches of Santa Maria degli Angeli


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